Silvio Messana Vino Bianco "Bianco"
100% Trebbiano. This wine is not packaged as Montesecondo: the clear bottle, the crown cap and the white Messana label indicate a departure for Silvio Messana of Montesecondo into some new, smaller projects built around carefully sourced Tuscan fruit vinified in new styles for him (to wit: the new Ghazii sparkling rosé in a similar package). This vintage, the grapes were purchased from an organically farmed vineyard of Trebbiano at about 10-15 years of age, on sandy, rocky limestone soils a few kilometers to the NW of Montesecondo. The hand-harvested clusters were pressed whole, fermented spontaneously without sulfur in steel tank and macerated for 10 days with the skins. The wine was aged for a few months in concrete tank and bottled under crown cap without fining or filtering and with only a tiny speck of sulfur It weighs in at only 10.5% alcohol.